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Jan 19, 2013 8:00pm EST
dedicated their lives to serving the others. i mother was a special-education teacher. [cheers] my dad worked on the army base. my parents were crystal clear about what they wanted for us and that was an education. so a lot of what we did to give back was in the educational arena. i love that president obama has the same values. he knows that, for our nation, and education cannot be a luxury. it will strengthen the middle- class and strengthen the work force that will keep us innovated. if you're thinking about how you can search or how you can follow the president's example to honor this national day of service, start with this. make a difference in one child's life. mentor a student. donate a book to a library, donate supplies to a school. volunteer at an afterschool program. i am here because i have someone looking out for me. i'm telling you how important my education was. someone was pushing me to succeed. but i want to make sure the next generation has that as well. so last year, when i launched the eva longoria foundation, i focused on helping advance latinas in education. a bel
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 9:00am EST
read your articles every day for the past year or two. you have educated me. you have enhanced my knowledge of a lot of things that i have heard that comes out of the republicans or conservative talk-show hosts by criticize obama. after reading your article, i found out what i hear on a rush limbaugh and the michael savage show was absolutely a lie. host: you give us an example? caller: a whole solyndra tuition. i found out the facts by reading your article in our local paper. the whole solyndra thing started with the bush administration. guest: thanks for the kind words. i am glad that you are reading them in your local paper one thing we are trying to do, as much as we can, is get our work out in different ways. we have partnerships with television stations. have partnerships with newspapers. the one you are read for into in atlanta uses the truth-o-meter on state and local officials. i am glad to hear you are reading our work and their work and i am happy our word is getting out host:politifact looked at issues -- looks at issues like energy. what to do find overall? guest: a l
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2013 8:00pm EST
of it. where to begin? no matter what your leanings are and whether you know about education or not, let's turn to some of the language you are talking about. investing in very young children is the best investment you can make. it has the greatest return on investment. we know that because the first years of life are the most important for cognitive, social, and emotional development. you are only two years old ones. that is the most significant window of time. which brings me to the next point, yes, we have class warfare. those who are poor are completely left out of the national dialogue on poverty and hunger. that is a bipartisan effort, to keep people who are poor out of the national dialogue. that is why i work with low income women to be able to take photographs and provide direct testimony on their experiences with raising children in poverty, how to break cycles with poverty, and there are so many conversations happening. this concept of violence and the trail. people have been silenced for so many years. -- betrayal. people have been silenced for so many years. poverty is solva
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Jan 17, 2013 5:00pm EST
. there is a disadvantage to a piecemeal bill, if you pass, for example, issues for educated people to get a visa, and they're taking care of, you lose a certain amount of support for the other issues. i do not think we should decide that. i think the senator is doing a great service by raising this issue. i think our colleagues at this meeting, i met this morning with the person -- he and i actually talk a lot. i believe we should move forward on all of the arrangements so that the hill will develop an understanding about all of these issues and finally decide whether they will do it in one, too, or three pieces. that is the least of our worry. the fact is they do it. we will continue to talk about a comprehensive bill. >> i am delighted that senator rubio is helping folks take the issue of immigration reform as seriously as he is taking it. he is providing leadership on that and we are appreciative. i think it is great to see movement on both sides of the aisle. whether or not it is comprehensive or individual pieces is to be determined by leadership in the house and senate in consultation with the presi
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 1:00pm EST
were my parents, who dedicated their lives to serving others. my mother was a special education teacher. yay, teachers. my father worked on the army base, but my parents were crystal clear on what they wanted for us, and that was in education, and so what we did to give back was in the educational arena. i love that president obama has the same values. he knows that for our nation, a good education can not be a luxury. it is imperative that we will create jobs, strengthen the middle class and build a workforce that will keep us innovative and in a global market. like you, he knows that giving our students the tools they need to succeed is the best way to give back, so if you are thinking about how you could serve or follow the president's example, to honor this national day of service, start with this -- make a difference in one child's life. mentor a student. donate a book to a library. donate supplies to a neighborhood school. help to paint a classroom, or clean up a playground. all in terror at an afterschool program teach a class to adults who never want bridget -- volunteer at an a
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2013 10:00am EST
, six teachers and educators were taken from us at gun point. an act of senseless and incomprehensible violence struck at the heart of our families, of our schools, of our communities across the country. earlier this month shortly after newtown, all members of congress took an oath to protect and defend the constitution and the american people. to protect and defend, that is our first responsibility. today leaders of the house democratic caucus have come together to fulfill that duty to confront the challenge of gun violence in our society to enact, to ensure the safety and security of our communities. under the leadership of congressman thomson, mike thompson, our gun violence prevention task force keeps growing in number. our colleagues are submitting recommendations for legislation, the task force is working with outside organizations, and sharing the latest information on gun violence and steps we can take and must take to end it. today to strengthen the efforts of this task force and our democratic caucus, we will hear from americans with personal and professional experiences with
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2013 5:00pm EST
to succeed in today's market place. despate progress in education, too many of our schools are still lagging behind, some way behind and especially heart breaking to this father, one in five hoosier children lives in poverty. that is simply unacceptable. [applause] with so many families and business struggling just to get by we have no choice but to remain bold. we have to do better and we will do better and doing better starts with the right priorities. by adopting a road map that says yes to our future and believes in the ununlimited potential of our people and it start by making job creation job one in this assembly and all over this state. [applause] that's why on day one of our administration i signed a moratorium on any regulations to ensure that indiana is not burdening hoosiers employ remembers unnecessary red tape and that's why we proposed a job budget last week. our budget is honestly balanced holds the line on spending, funds our priorities, builds our reserves and it lets hard working hoosiers keep more of what they earned. now let's be clear: government doesn't create jo
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2013 1:00am EST
career she has shown a constant and loving commitment to education and improving the lives of children. in addition to having served as superintendent of schools in three different connecticut communities, janet has served as a teacher, a school counselor, and a school psychologist. i met janet in the fire house which was the emergency center of newtown, connecticut on the afternoon of the shooting. janet was grieving. she was there with parents of children who didn't know if their children were going to come home. as we know, 20 of them did not. the next morning this brave woman sat around a conference table with members of her community and began plan on how to protect those children and their family. how to reopen the school and get children back to learning. she was putting sandy hook community first, the teachers, the children, and those families. she did it all the time with her heartbroken for her friend who is were cut down on that terrible day. janet, i know you will provide invaluable expertise to us. you are an expert on children, on teaching, but most importantly, and for o
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 1:00am EST
education law in my lifetime -- [applause] straight out of charles dickens. train them for exams, do not let them -- they might start asking why politicians do not keep their promises. no talk of love. the president takes no child left behind and he softens it. a race for the top. there will be 12 winners. the word enterprise, i am a very patriotic american. i like capitalism. it is good to me. the word enterprise is sickening. it has had a pathological effect on our attitudes. these wall street guys who want to privatize our schools are setting up academies. dr. martin luther king academy of leadership and enterprise. or they will name them for langston hughes, frederick douglass. i do not think a lot people should let them name the schools. [laughter] [applause] they should name it for people they do not like. [laughter] here are a few points. i will be unfashionable tonight. everyone in washington seems to think the way to solve the problems in our schools is to not give them another cent, another penny, to improve and make the schools look like places that are inviting and re
CSPAN
Jan 14, 2013 8:00pm EST
spend on everything from education to public safety less as a share of the economy that has been true for a generation. that is not a recipe for growth. we have to do more to stabilize the finances over the medium and long-term, and also spur more growth in the short term. i have said i am hoping to making modest adjustments to programs like medicare to protect them for future generations. i also said we need more revenue for tax reform by closing loopholes for the wealthiest americans. if we combine a balanced package of savings from spending on health care and revenues from closing loopholes, we consult the deficit issue without sacrificing our investments in things like education that are going to help us grow. it turns out the american people agree with me. they listened to an entire year's debate over this issue, and they made a clear decision about the approach they prefer. they do not think it is fair to ask a senior to pay more for his or her health care or a scientist to shut down like that saving research so that a multi millionaire investor can take less in tax rates then a
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 8:00pm EST
in it, educate themselves better for it i try hard to make the book the festival. i have policy recommendations. >> where did it all start for you. ? where is your birth town? >> kansas. there is a symmetry with my personality. >> when did you know you would be an independent person? >> i think i have always been. i grew up in southeast kansas. independence is a small town. people always had to be a bit scrappy. the roads have improved a little bit since i have moved away. it is somewhat reflective of where i grew up. my parents were depression-era kids. they were very poor. they had a lot of strength. it is probably a personality trait i have had throughout my life. >> where did you go to college? >> cambridge university. a product of public schools all the way through. a public-school education served me well. it saddens me because i think it is basic to what america is about to give everybody a basic shot and have an opportunity. it starts with public education. christ, and the total years have you worked in government? >> a lot. since 1981, really. i was a civil rights attor
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2013 1:00pm EST
charts. now the way we are going, in terms of the percentage of g.d.p., what we spend on education, what we spend on health research, what we spend on so many necessary programs in this country is going to go down. the trend line is already there. what the republicans are essentially saying is to push it further. have further consequences in terms of health research. does that make sense? do the american people want that? the answer is no. we have to have balance. the problem within the republican conference of the house is there is too much imbalance. host: do you agree with this editorial -- guest: no one is suggesting relying only on taxation of the very wealthy. that is a sham target. no one is saying that. but let me point out, if we look at what has happened to middle-income families -- and i mentioned what is happening with the 401-k requirements, they're now dipping into their retirement on a massive basis. in 2010, the top 1% received over 90% of the income growth. that represents basically a very -- i represent basically a very middle-class district. i know the struggle to stay
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 7:00am EST
't be where they are without having public education and building roads and everything. and you need to ask your g.o.p. where is yoush leader mitt romney. seems like he dropped out of sight. on the guns, i think they need to put inshunes on a gun like you do a car. host: so often we focus on the u.s. debt or deficit, we have exceeded now the dealt limit of $16.4 trillion. you can see in the upper left-hand side the debt clock. difficult choices on the debt if the u.s. think it's ceiling. the piece points out by mid february or early march the united states could face an unprecedented default unless it raises the debt ceiling. that was from tim geithner. further into the body of the "new york times" story i want to is share with you some of the numbers "the new york times" points out today. that could happen as early as february 15, if that happens by february 15 or early march, according to the by partisan policy center in analysis of what the government expects is $8 billion in revenue that day but it has $52 billion in spending that day, $6.8 billion in tax refunds, $3.5 in federal salari
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2013 1:00am EST
and education and job training and science and medical research -- all the things that help us grow. now, step by step, we've made progress towards that goal. over the past two years, i've signed into law about $1.4 trillion in spending cuts. two weeks ago, i signed into law more than $600 billion in new revenue by making sure the wealthiest americans begin to pay their fair share. when you add the money that we'll save in interest payments on the debt, all together that adds up to a total of about $2.5 trillion in deficit reduction over the past two years -- not counting the $400 billion already saved from winding down the wars in iraq and afghanistan. so we've made progress. we are moving towards our ultimate goal of getting to a $4 trillion reduction. and there will be more deficit reduction when congress decides what to do about the $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts that have been pushed off until next month. the fact is, though, we can't finish the job of deficit reduction through spending cuts alone. the cuts we've already made to priorities other than medicare, medicaid, social s
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2013 8:00pm EST
, we must act now. for grace. for the 25 other innocent children and devoted educators who had so much left to give. for the men and women in big cities and small towns of fall victim to senseless violence each and every day. for all the americans who are counting on us to keep them safe from harm. let's do the right thing. let's do the right thing for them and for this country that we love so much. thank you. i'm going to sign these orders. [applause] [applause] [applause] >> in president obama's proposals, he calls for background checks on all gun buyers, a ban on high-capacity magazines and federal funds for police officers a couple schools. these require congressional approval. he also used his presidential authority to enact 23 measures that do not require the backing of lawmakers. the second actions include ordering federal agencies to make data available for background checks, the atf, and directing the centers for disease control to research gun violence. after president obama announced his new legislation and executive orders, philadelphia mayor michael nutter and family membe
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2013 6:00am EST
of violence into a culture of education and a culture of peacefulness? it takes money. we here in congress have that ability. preventing mass shootings by way of banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, certainly something we should do. we need to get at the issue of violence that affects us with respect to handguns used primarily in inner-city areas to kill people. i am not advocating for a ban on handguns. do not get me wrong. i will say we need to address the issue of violence in our culture. i would like to know what kinds of resources are available to help students and help people in the community, adults, who have an emotional or mental disorders and whether or not we need to put more resources into that area. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. thank you for being here for your amazing testimony. i want to follow up on the mental health question as well. i do not know if you could identify. immediate steps cities and schools can take to identify -- there is no other place for them to go. many people who could benefit from treatment are incarcerated and on the other han
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2013 7:00am EST
. we think that is very important at the brady center. we're involved in public education campaigns to educate people about the risks of guns and educate clinicians' about what they should know and to educate the public about what they can do to prevent gun crimes before they happen. there are a lot of sensible proposals that we can do to get at all aspects of this complex problem. host: this tweet from bill badey. is there a definition for that? guest: i think he means a gun show sell. that is not going to be relevant for the current debate. we have gone past that. people talked about closing the gun show loophole. the problem with that is that it is still left open internet sales and sales in the parking lot of those shows. we have gone past that. it will not be of little significance if we can require background checks on all gun sales. it will close the classified ad loopholes and all gun sales under one place. it is similar if we sold controlled substances where you would say the law requires you to get a prescription from a doctor and go to a pharmacy to buy drugs except when
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 2:00pm EST
education in the entire world. if they cannot afford to do that, talk about $30 billion -- if we cannot afford to do that, i do not see what help we have upholding any sense of dignity, pretense of democracy, in the eyes of people in the rest of the world. [applause] >> i just have to add one thing to that -- one point i will add, to deny this to children is an act of thievery, but it is worse than stealing a car. this is an irreversible theft. you never get to live the second year of your life again. thatthis is it -- you get it once. then it is gone forever. i think the president fails to act on this aggressively, that dramatically, prophetically, to get this for us quickly -- i think is not just a budgetary issue. i think it is a theological abomination, a crime against the innocent. >> i agree. [applause] i say all the time, quoting -- the conversation could not be more timely. i sell the time, quoting dr. king, that budgets are moral documents. you can say what you say, but you are what you are. we know who you are when you put your budget on the table. we can see what your budget
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 3:05pm EST
access to affordable housing and affordable education and senator schumer will open with a prayer in recognition of his long history of service. >> and if i could really quick, this doesn't speak to the hispanic-american community, but looking through my notes, we wanted to make sure that everyone knew that evers williams who is the widow of slain civil rights meger fers will be kinging off an event. so we think that that will be a nice way to open the event and a nice nod towards the civil rights movement in the part it has played not only in the president's life but in the country's life. >> i just want to know how many foreign dignitaries are coming and if there is a list for that and where they will be seated. >> from our standpoint, i believe we are still finalizing the list of individuals who will attend and we will have more information on that in the coming days. the diplomatic corps has been seated on the platform. about 1,600 guests that are seated on the platform and the president and his party and the vice president and his family and guests, governors, the house and t
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2013 8:00pm EST
interesting, and that's education. well-educated work force will be competitive across the world. that is the most critical investment. again, a role for the federal government, certainly a role for states and local governments, but a role for the american society that cannot be ignored. research education. and you drew it very, very correctly, and that is the manufacturing that comes from that. manufacturing matters, and how do you do? you need to be in front of it. and when you talk about the research and manufacturing technology, spot on. that is the third critical investment. the fourth one we talked about here, and that is infrastructure. these are four of the critical investments that we need to make as a society. some of that falls on individual companies encouraged by a research tax credit or encouraged by buy america in different ways, we encourage the tax policy. we did that. it was a democratic proposal. we did it three years ago and continued it and continued it in the recent fiscal cliff legislation where we provided 100% write-off for capital investment. that was fr
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 8:00pm EST
, culture, art, and education. their patriotism is quiet, but deep. their values sustain our national life. now, i have used the words "they'' and "their'' in speaking of these heroes. i could say "you'' and "your,'' because i'm addressing the heroes of whom i speak -- you, the citizens of this blessed land. your dreams, your hopes, your goals are going to be the dreams, the hopes, and the goals of this administration, so help me god. we shall reflect the compassion that is so much a part of your makeup. how can we love our country and not love our countrymen, and loving them, reach out a hand when they fall, heal them when they're sick, and provide opportunity to make them self- sufficient so they will be equal in fact and not just in theory? can we solve the problems confronting us? well, the answer is an unequivocal and emphatic "yes.'' to paraphrase winston churchill, i did not take the oath i've just taken with the intention of presiding over the dissolution of the world's strongest economy. in the days ahead i will propose removing the roadblocks that have slowed our economy and redu
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 6:30pm EST
goes. getting a maker bot is also educational and how things are made in the manufacturing process and the world around them. >> where did you come up with the idea? >> 3-d printers have been around for 25 years. but they were missions that were really expensive. i wanted 1 -- they were machines that were really expensive. i wanted one. my friends and i started tinkering. when it worked, we quit our jobs and worked on this so everyone could have went. ceo and cofounder of maker bot. the floor at ces. you have been watching "the communicators" on c-span from las vegas at the ces 2012 technology show. we will be back next week with more programming from this convention. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute] >> the supreme court recently heard oral arguments. at issue is whether police officers can force suspected drunk driving without first obtaining a warrant. prosecutors are asking the court to set aside the requirement for a search warrant. agreeing that the taking of the blood without a search warrant
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 6:00am EST
manners -- members, starting with the attorney-general, secretary of education and homeland security, secretary of health and human services. and we met with a range of 229 groups. representing a wide range prospectus. from members of the law enforcement community, including many from your cities and states, to gun safety advocates, victims of the shootings, both down in virginia, as well as in colorado. sportsmen's organizations, hunters, gun owners, the nra. representatives of the video game and movie industries, educators, retailers, and public health officials. and as i said, i spoke to many of you in this room as well, along with the governors and the county executives. no group was more consequential and instrumental in shaping of the document we put together that all of you in this room. those conversations, after literally hundreds of hours of work and research done by experts at the justice department and department of homeland security and elsewhere, after hearing just about every idea that had been written up only to gather dust on the shelf of some agency in government, a
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2013 7:00am EST
five? top three? caller code jobs, education, and for the end of the war. -- caller: jobs, education, for the war to end. host: let's hear the president speaking on the economy, social security, and medicare. caller: we the people -- [video clip] >> many barely make it. we believe that america's prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class. we know that america thrives when every person confined independence. on the wages of honest labor, liberating families from the brink of hardship. we are true to our creed, when a little girl born into bleakest poverty has the same chances to succeed as anyone else because she is an american, free and equal, not just in the eyes of god, but in our own eyes. we the people still believe that every citizen deserves a measure of security and dignity. we must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care and reduce the size of our deficits. but we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future. [applause]
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2013 5:00pm EST
educational activities to visiting school groups during the summer months which is the only time outer island is actually open. the connecticut state university web site is clear that, quote, all schools and civic associations or other parties interested in participating in jealal activities on outer island, must, underline must, have prior approval. while the fish and wildlife service has no staff on outer island, the university uses interns to supervise the educational program. and occasional person may stop and have lunch. but if you want to visit, you must coordinate your visit with the university and not the fish and wildlife service. in addition, the university received a $250,000 grant from the long island sound fund. last friday, members of my staff met with representatives of the fish and wildlife service. the service has confirmed that they do not charge the university for what amounts to almost exclusive use of the island. furthermore, the service did not provide at any time, any analysis or breakdown on how they will spend $9.8 million of our taxpayer money. in fact, the only info
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Jan 17, 2013 1:00pm EST
is calling calling for a new initiative, project aware, advancing wellness and resilience in education to provide training and set up systems to provide referrals and reach 150,000 young people. number one, provide mental health first aid training for teachers. project aware includes $15 million for training for teachers and other adults who interact with youth to detect and respond to mental illness in children and young adults and make sure students with signs of mental illness get referred to treatment. project aware also includes $40 million to help school districts work with law enforcement, mental health agencies to ensure that behavioral issues are referred to the services they need. another item in project aware, support individuals ages 16 to 25 at high risk for mental illness. the administration is proposing $25 million for innovative state-based strategies supporting young people ages 16 to 25 with mental health or substance abuse issues. help schools address pervasive violence. congress should provide $25 million to offer students mental health services for trauma, conflict
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2013 7:00am EST
are going, in terms of the percentage of gdp, what we spend on education, what we spend on health research, what we spend on so many necessary programs in this country is going to go down. the trend line is already there. what the republicans are essentially saying is to push it further. have further consequences in terms of health research. does that make sense? do the american people want that? no. we have to have balance. the problem within the republican conference of the house is there is too much imbalance/ host: do you agree with this editorial -- guest: no one is suggesting relying only on taxation of the very wealthy. that is a sham target. no one is saying that. but let me point out, if we look at what has happened to middle- income families -- and i mentioned that there now dipping into their retirement on a massive basis. in 2010, the top 1% received over 90% of the income growth. that represents basically a very -- i represent basically a very middle-class district. i know the struggle to stay above water, in some cases. all we're asking for is balance. host: on the spending s
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Jan 19, 2013 7:00am EST
. if you are in education, you might have a 401b plan. an ira is an individual retirement plan and that is for someone who is self-employed. that is where you have to take the money and go to the bank or financial institution to make a contribution. if you are an independent contractor like our other caller, that is where you will go and get that contribution. you will probably not get a match like a 401k. host: i have heard of a roth ira, what is that? guest: it is a security retirement products. the money goes into that plan before you pay taxes. a rtoh ira goes in after taxes but is treated differently when it comes out. one comes out, your money is not taxable as income. you have a choice of paying the taxes today because you think the tax rates are the lowest of they might be and the might go up in the future or would you rather get that extra 15-25% by not paying taxes now. many people today, younger people might be more interested in a roth ira because of where tax rates will be in another 10 years host: democrats line, hello. caller: i have this rotten feeling about all
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 12:00am EST
happening, i felt the public needed to engage more on financial reform, educate themselves better, make it an issue with their elected officials. i have some policy recommendations. >> the former head of the federal deposit insurance corp., sheila bair. her book is "bull by the horns." sunday night at 8:00 on c-span's q&a. >> in 2009, president obama attended a service at st. john's applicable church from across the white house. and they went to the capital for the health and inaugural address. here is a look from the activities of 2009 carried . [applause] [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] >> ladies and gentlemen. the chief justice of the united states and the associate justices of the supreme court of the united states. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, mr. william m daley, mr. john w rogers junior, mr. patrick g ryan -- cochairs of the 56th presidential inaugural committee. and the executive director of the 56 presidential inaugural committee. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president elect cabinet. >> you are my hero. >> thank you. >
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Jan 20, 2013 9:00pm EST
and the committee suffers as result and the children's education suffers also? does he not think it's time to regulate private sector rent to bring in a fair rate policy in this country so that families are not forced out of the communities where they and their families could live for a very long time? >> what i would say to the honorable gentleman is he does have to recognize we inherited a situation in terms of housing benefit in london that was completely out of control. some families were getting as much as 104,000 pounds for one family for one year. even today we are still spending something like 6 billion pounds on housing benefit in london. i think we have to recognize that higher levels of housing benefit and higher rents were chasing each other up in a spiral. i don't support the idea of rent-controlled because i think what we'll see is a massive decline in the private rented sector which is what happened last time we had such rent-controlled that's what we need is proper regulation of housing benefit and making sure we have a competitive system for private sector renting, and als
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Jan 15, 2013 1:00pm EST
by disasters, are entitled to important educational protections and services including transportation to stay in the same school. public schools in new york, new jersey, connecticut are working tirelessly to support uninterrupted education of displaced children through the program. yet these schools face significant unexpected costs associated with the increased number of homeless students. congress has appropriated supplemental funds to help defer the costs associated with these increase -- these increases from past disasters. mr. chairman, if i might, give than the bill before us today does not contain direct funding for the program, is it your understanding that the intentions of the department of health and human services and the department of education work with the states of new york, new jersey, connecticut to assist the school districts affected by superstorm sandy, to access funds under the social services block grant to support the education of students displaced by the storm, including the transportation, counseling and supplies? i yield to the gentleman. mr. rogers: i thank the ge
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Jan 15, 2013 6:00am EST
of services, health care, education, and so on. places like the university of michigan, ann arbor, are a tremendous resource for entrepreneurs, people trying to develop new high-tech businesses. so it is a good sign to see that america still has a powerful industrial base, but it is diversifying into a wide range of new types of industries. so it is a large and complex economy. i don't know if you want to talk about the broader economy or not, but we can come back to it if you like. we have been seeing some improvement in the labor market. it is still not where we would like it to be. growth has been moderate. there are some positive signs to look at. one of the key positives that are already made reference to its housing. as you know, house prices in the u.s. fell 30% and the amount of construction fell extraordinarily over this recession. now for the first time really since 2007 or 2006 we are starting to see increases in production, rising house prices will affect household wealth. so that's one positive factor that will help us have a better year in 2013 and in 2014, i hope. i
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Jan 16, 2013 10:00am EST
of education. and ending segregation. he also was a strong, strong defender of the first amendment. but he could speak of his own personal experience and actually evolution. we have had many others, many others like that. i think we should look -- i have urged president obama on this, i have urged other presidents to see how much they paid attention to me, start going outside the judicial monastery. i want somebody with integrity, legal ability, somebody who is bright and understands the law but has had a wider variety of experience. you mentioned governors or members of congress, yes. but i want as broad experience as possible. thank you. >> next question. >> incidentally, i have enjoyed some of the interviews with justice sotomayor, and she's talked about her own experience. there's somebody with a really remarkable experience. if you get a chance to read her book, i'm getting it, i intend to read it. i know her well and i listen to her stories. give you an example of what can be done in america. >> thanks so much for being here. i know that your amendment to the electronic communication
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Jan 21, 2013 7:00am EST
issues to disparity in education and health care, would also be put on the agenda, and those would also be addressed. certainly a lot of that has not happened, and there is certainly a disappointment across large sectors of the black community. but it is also realistic also a sense of the constraint that the president has had. and it is not just about the president. it is also bought congress, about state houses, and about governors. there is a broader political strategy that has to enfold to achieve some of the things that people hoped would happen when president obama was elected. host: barbara, anything to add to that? guest: it is often hard to maintain the kind of levels of excitement from the first inaugural to the second, and that applies to any president, particularly this one because the expectations were so high. i compared it to a second marriage. hard to rekindle that sparked sometimes. perhaps it is the more like renewing the vows. the american people ought to fall in love again with the president. they want to have that hope and expectation. there are lots of people here.
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Jan 18, 2013 10:30pm EST
read your articles every day for the past year or two. you have vegetated me. -- educated me. a lot of things i have heard that have come out of the republican or conservative talk show hosts that criticize obama -- after reading your article, i found out that what -- right here on the rush limbaugh show was a lie. the whole situation, i found out the true fact by readin gyour article in our local paper. the whole true thing -- the whole solydnra thing started with the bush adminstration. the fast a furious thing. host:let's go to bill for a response. guest:thanks for the kind words. i am glad you are reading them we are trying to get our work out in different ways. we have partnershuips with newspapers. they use the truth-o-meter. i am glad you are readin gour work and their work and happy our word is getting out. host: our caller but up solyndra, looking at the president's promises regarding energy. guest: a lot of that was included in the stimulus bill. a big grab bag, $77 billion of goodies that included many things foraenergy and the environment. i know that a lot were include
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Jan 16, 2013 1:00am EST
educational protections and services including transportation to stay in the same school. public schools in new york, new jersey, connecticut are working tirelessly to support uninterrupted education of displaced children through the program. yet these schools face significant unexpected costs associated with the increased number of homeless students. congress has appropriated supplemental funds to help defer the costs associated with these increase -- these increases from past disasters. mr. chairman, if i might, give than the bill before us today does not contain direct funding for the program, is it your understanding that the intentions of the department of health and human services and the department of education work with the states of new york, new jersey, connecticut to assist the school districts affected by superstorm sandy, to access funds under the social services block grant to support the education of students displaced by the storm, including the transportation, counseling and supplies? i yield to the gentleman. mr. rogers: i thank the gentleman for yielding. yes. that is
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Jan 20, 2013 6:30pm EST
happening again, i thought that the public itself needed to engage more on financial reform, educate themselves better. i tried very hard to make the book accessible. i hope people will look and take it seriously. >> on the government's role during the country's worst financial crisis since the depression. her book is "bull by the horns" tonight on c-span's q&a. >> after that, president obama and by its -- and vice president biden had a wreath-laying and president obama took the oath at the white house. here is a look at the events today. vice president of the united states, accompanied by justice sonia sotomayor. [applause] >> the vice president has asked for -- ask that we bless the occasion with prayer. so, let us pray. the profit micah reclaims did you have been told, mortal, what is good, and what the board requires a view, only to do justice and love goodness, walking calmly with your dog. -- god. gracious god, we ask your blessing on your servant, joseph, as he renews the pledge he made to his country. in all the complexities that, this world, give us your wisdom so that he ca
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Jan 22, 2013 10:00am EST
's presidency. i was listening to one of the speakers. they seem educated. it is imperative that obama touches on more than one issue, rather it is gun control, abortion, etc. in regard to gun control, i live in arizona now. there is not an issue with getting a gun. i do not understand why we are making an attempt to take guns post the newtown issue. if it is a thing of mental health, why are we not addressing that? ronald reagan closed all of the mental health institutions. why aren't we looking into reestablishing them? versus taking one of our basic civil liberties away. guest: absolutely a central aspect to this -- both parties agree in the case of these high- profile shootings that sometimes the problem is with the state of the shooter. we saw that in colorado. in and he, you look back on these instances and it turns out there were warning lines and that the mental health system, the educational system did not have any way of taking these people in and channeling them in some kind of help for themselves. how do you deal with that? how do you fund these programs? all of those are complicat
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Jan 22, 2013 1:00pm EST
, education, and for the war to end. host: all right. ok. that was douglas in nashville, tennessee, a democrat there. let's hear the president in his own words talking about the economy and his thoughs on social security and medicare. [video clip brbts >> for we, the people understand our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it. we believe that america's prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class. we know that america thrives when every person can find independent and pride in their work. when the wages of honest labor liberate families from the brink of hardship. we are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty though knows she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else because she is an american, she is free, and she is equal, not just in the eyes of god but also in our own. we, the people, still believe that every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignity. we must make the hard shoices -- choices to reduce the cost of health care and the size of our deficit. but we rej
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Jan 15, 2013 10:00am EST
an amendment to formally abolish slavery and it took the supreme court and the board of education vs. brown case to apolish jim crow, the tell-child of slavery. and a great stain on this country's history. thanks to roe v. wade, women have a fundamental right to make decisions about their own bodies, a right that continues to be threatened by this congress. and while the constitution grants great freedoms, the courts recognize that they come with reasonable limitations. the first amendment gives us freedom of speech but doesn't allow us to yell fire in a theater. and the second amendment, while it gives you the right to bear arms, has limitations as well. you can't carry a gun in an airplane or in a courtroom. and we need to remember that. so just reading the constitution is one thing but understanding is another. i hope we'll understand it and live it and see that we have a more perfect union. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from oregon seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman from
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Jan 16, 2013 5:00pm EST
to affordable housing and affordable education and senator schumer will open with a prayer in recognition of his long history of service. >> and if i could really quick, this doesn't speak to the hispanic-american community, but looking through my notes, we wanted to make sure that everyone knew that evers williams who is the widow of slain civil rights meger fers will be kinging off an event. so we think that that will be a nice way to open the event and a nice nod towards the civil rights movement in the part it has played not only in the president's life but in the country's life. >> i just want to know how many foreign dignitaries are coming and if there is a list for that and where they will be seated. >> from our standpoint, i believe we are still finalizing the list of individuals who will attend and we will have more information on that in the coming days. the diplomatic corps has been seated on the platform. about 1,600 guests that are seated on the platform and the president and his party and the vice president and his family and guests, governors, the house and the senate, supreme cou
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Jan 20, 2013 7:00am EST
our people are succeeding, when they have the tools they need to get a grade education, get a good job, look after their kids, have some basic security, that there is nothing that can stop america. two figures i admire probably more than anybody in american history is dr. king and president lincoln. for me to have the opportunity to use the bible they used on the 105th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the march on washington is fitting. their actions and the movement they represent are the only reason that it is possible for me to be inaugurated. it is also a reminder for me that this country has gone through tough times before but we always come out on the other side. we're constantly perfecting our union and making it more fair. we want everybody to have a fair shot in this country. if you work hard, you can make it. regardless of where you come from or what you look like. it is probably the most important thing to keep in mind when you are president of the united states. i will uphold my oath of office at the same time letting me remind people
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